Telemedicine lets you meet with your doctor from the comfort and safety of home. From prevention and well visits to managing chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma or heart disease, use your visit to discuss symptoms with your provider to ensure you are getting the proper care.
As long as you have secure internet connection, and a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can participate in telemedicine!
Using a secure network, a board-certified doctor will advise, treat and diagnose you exactly the same way they would in a traditional office appointment — only in a live video visit.
Telemedicine Means Less Travel, Less Exposure, Less Wait
With a telemedicine video visit, you’ll pre-select your appointment time, so you’ll know exactly when you’ll connect with your provider.
Booking a telemedicine visit means less time spent in a waiting room and more time back in your day. It also means no travel or having to risk exposure to various illness. It also means your visit can be done from the privacy of your home, even while you are still in pajamas.
Why wait to see your doctor in person when you can see them sooner through telemedicine — and while practicing physical distancing?
Feel Connected To Your Provider
In challenging times like we’re facing now, feeling connected to your healthcare provider can provide a sense of comfort. You want to feel seen, heard and that you’re talking with someone who understands your physical and mental health history.
Whether you make an appointment with a provider you already have a trusted relationship with or are a new patient, a telemedicine appointment is your time to discuss your concerns or long-term health goals — just as you would in a normal office visit.
What We Want You To Know About Telemedicine
- Telemedicine isn’t for emergencies – Use telemedicine for routine visits or for non-urgent illnesses or injuries. For urgent injuries or conditions, such as a heart attack, a telemedicine visit isn’t appropriate, and you should go to the emergency room. Other various illness/injury may require a traditional office visit.
- You can see a specialist – Telemedicine visits are available for a variety of specialties, including cardiology and orthopedics.
- Your visit happens in real-time – Visits take place over video chat or over the phone, and you talk to your doctor in real-time, without a delay.
- Your insurance will likely cover the visit – Most insurance carriers cover telemedicine. If you aren’t sure about your coverage, call the phone number on the back of your insurance card.
- It’s HIPAA-compliant – Your telemedicine visit is private and confidential, just as it is during an in-office visit.
- Your doctor can access your information (and store it for later) – Your provider can store any information relevant to your care, including test results for reference and access later.
Contact Your Provider For More Information
Clinic hours are planned to stay the same. Contact your provider for more information about various services they plan to offer through the use of telemedicine, and see why this option may be right for you.